Unique, and different, adventurous
Although it is a bit complicated of a story line (the what's going on with the"bad guy" kind of complicated), I think it has a lot of unique qualities that movies these days don't have. Positive about animals, shows empathy for animals and those in the military, and is a good adventure movie with a lot of exciting chase scenes Good for kids, to me. Yes, there is some violence with the war (and there are some animal scenes I didn't care for) and during the chase scenes, the message is good. Not the best quality of a movie, but think an older kid would appreciate it as a new idea. My 8 1/2 year old got it mostly, and really liked it. I recommend 11 and up more likely, but 8 + can manage.